Reclamation Requests Input on the Draft Navajo Reservoir Environmental Assessment and Resouce Management Plan

Media Contact: Alan Schroeder, (970 248-0692
Justyn Hock, (970) 248-0625

For Release: September 07, 2005

Reclamation announced today that it has released the draft Environmental Assessment (EA) and proposed Resource Management Plan (RMP) for Navajo Reservoir for public review. The draft EA provides an overview of the management of lands and related resources, as well as, land and resource use within the Navajo Reservoir area. The purpose of the RMP is to provide for more proactive management of resources and uses of land.

Public input on the draft EA and RMP will be accepted for a 45-day public review and comment period beginning on September 9, 2005. Written comments are due to Alan Schroeder by October 24, 2005.

Copies of the subject document may be obtained from Reclamation or on the Western Colorado Area Office web site . If you have questions or would like to receive a copy of the Proposed Resource Management Plan and Draft Environmental Assessment, please contact Alan Schroeder at (970) 248-0692, or Bureau of Reclamation, 2764 Compass Drive, Suite 106, Grand Junction, CO 81506.

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